It’s hardly surprising that Vienna’s known as the 'City of Music'. It was the home of Mozart, Schubert and more, and the Vienna Philharmonic’s musical legacy still rings true. But the city’s bright past is also reflected in its many museums. Head to the MuseumsQuartier in the Seventh District for fascinating galleries.
An ornate city
The historical centre hosts landmarks that hark back to times of empires. Vienna State Opera and the Austrian Parliament Building are two particularly lavish, must-visit buildings. Buttercream-hued Schönbrunn Palace is a thing of magnificence, just on the outskirts, with glorious, landscaped gardens that are perfect for lazy strolls.
Get into the spirit
Feel the magic of Christmas when you get merry around more than 20 markets. Shop for trinkets and souvenirs as you sip glühwein and eat spiced apple pastries – yum. Rathaus Christkindlmarkt is a top choice in the shadows of the City Hall, where you’ll find a huge advent calendar too.